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Nanoblocks – Astronaut   Leave a comment

Two updates in a row, huh?

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Nanoblock set. My sister gave this to me as a gift from Christmas.

It’s an astronaut set with 120 pieces (not including extras).

I’m done.

Nanoblock – Pokémon (Pikachu)   1 comment

Kicking off 2016 with this timelapse build of the 2013 Limited Edition Nanoblock – Pokémon (Pikachu).
  
  
Pika Pika!

I’m done.

Posted January 12, 2016 by StupidSystemus in Building Toys, Timelapse, Video

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Nanoblock – Kinkaku-ji   Leave a comment

Kinkaku-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Kinkaku-ji, which translates to “Temple of the Golden Pavilion,” was constructed in 1398 CE. True to its name, the top two stories of the pavilion are covered with pure gold leaf.

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It’s one of three Nanoblock sets I got for $15 from an online deal earlier this year.

I’m done.

Nanoblock – Taj Mahal   Leave a comment

I got this last Christmas from my sister. I just got around to building it. It captures the basic look of the original Taj Mahal, but not all of it’s details. The LEGO version was huge and contains over 5900 LEGO pieces, the largest LEGO set they’ve ever released.

The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most significant and beautiful buildings in the world. Taj Mahal has a very romantic love story behind its construction. It was built by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan (his original name was Khurram) married Mumtaz Mahal (her original name was Arjumand Banu Begum) in 1612 after five years of love story. He was the son of the fourth Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, and she was a Muslim Persian Princess. When Shah Jahan ascended the throne in 1628, he bestowed his wife with the title Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace). After 19 years of happy life, Mumtaz Mahal died in 1631 when she was giving birth to her 14th child. Shah Jahan was very brokenhearted and his court grieved for two years. Few years later, Shah Jahan decided to build Taj Mahal, in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal, which became one of the most outstanding monuments of Mughal and world architecture. (source)

I’m done.

Posted September 14, 2015 by StupidSystemus in Building Toys, Timelapse, Video

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Nanoblock – Moai Statues of Easter Island   3 comments

One of the gifts my sibling gave me from Christmas. I just got around to building it. The Moai Statues of Easter Island set is not too difficult to build and not too complex. It does require making 3 Moai heads.

These monolithic statues can be as tall as 33 ft. and as heavy as 86 tons. They were original carved from volcanic rock by colonizers of the Polynesian island between 1250 CE and 1500 CE. There’s not much else written on the packing about the the Moai Statues, so I read up on the subject.

It is not known exactly how these statues were moved across the island from the origin of the volcanic rock they got it from and were remnants of these statues are located now. The Rapa Nui created them to represent deceased ancestors and former chiefs. Some time later in their civilization, the Rapa Nui lost order when they completely cut down all trees in the island. They could not build boats for fishing and food became scarce. Various tribes started fighting each other and toppled down statues of rival clans.

Today, about 50 of the 887 statues are intact and have been re-erected at the preservation site. 11 Moai statues have been removed from Easter Island and shipped to various museums and installations around the world to show this mysterious relic with a tragic connection to the now extinct Rapa Nui civilization.

I’m done.

Posted April 11, 2015 by StupidSystemus in Building Toys, Timelapse, Video

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